Great pay and benefits, management varies between crews, but hard to have a life and work this job.
floorhand (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 8 January 2013
Great pay for an entry position, however some crews were poorly managed while others were not. You worked hard, you were respected you slacked off you got greif. However they need to take a little more time to teach their green hands how to do things correctly, instead of yelling and making them nervous, anxious, and discouraged. It was a great company for safety, majority of the crews did their part to make sure they did there safety meetingsHowever if you like physically demanding work this is the job for you. It can be long hours but the pay is great. If you land on a bad crew don't hessitate to call the office and request a transfer they are very accomodating for issues such as this. The hardest part of the job is the go-go fast paced enviroment. Everything is supposed to be done 30 seconds before you started it. Some of my coworkers were extremely friendly, some were not. But as with any work place you learn to deal with it. I learned alot on this job how to work hard even if you think you know what hard work is, you probably don't trust me rigg work is a whole new level. There is alot of tools I never knew existed till I worked ona rig. The most enjoyable part of this job to me was deffinitly the money.
long hours, exhuasting, early mornings